The wildly brilliant Martin McDonagh – who you may have encountered through delicately woven cinematic masterpieces such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Seven Psychopaths – is bringing back the gang from his other prolific work, In Bruges, for a brand new film.
Currently entitled The Banshees of Inisheer, McDonagh will make a return to Ireland, bringing both Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson along with him. As for the rest of the cast, it’s very much in the rumours stage and lacking any solid confirmations. But the holy trinity of McDonagh, Farrell, and Gleeson is talent and comedy chops enough.
According to Deadline, the synopsis will resemble the following:
The film is set on a remote Irish isle, and they will play two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship with alarming consequences for both of them.
No doubt, the story will be textured with unexpected laughs and nuanced human emotion. As is the McDonagh signature.
It’s also worth noting that McDonagh will also be reuniting with Searchlight Pictures and Film4 for this production. The very same companies that facilitated the subsequent creation of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Which normally wouldn’t be a detail of focus… if it weren’t for the fact that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won both Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell Oscars.
Could this be the one that finally earns old mates Farrel and Gleeson an Oscar?